Razer has a wireless mouse that needs no battery, just a mousepad

Batteries? We don't need no stinking batteries for our wireless peripherals. At least that's what Razer is saying with the unveiling of a new mouse and pad combo that allows the mouse to be charged just through a connection with the pad.

The new Mamba mouse and Firefly pad were shown off at CES and use Razer's proprietary HyperFlux technology. The pad creates a magnetic field that transfers power to the mouse, negating the need for a more cumbersome battery. Razer is touting the combo as a world first for its technology, and the first products using that new tech. However, similar products use different methods to achieve the same results, with Logitech and Corsair having revealed something along the same lines.

“While other companies have attempted to do wireless charging for mice, they have been unable to achieve true wireless power as their mice still need a battery to be charged," Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO, said in a press release. "HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology is a game changer in the world of wireless gaming, Gamers are no longer held at the mercy of a battery or cable. Instead, there will be true wireless freedom with a cordless gaming mouse that’s the same weight as a wired mouse."

As for how it works, the mouse has Razer’s proprietary Adaptive Frequency Technology (AFT) for increased signal strength, offering a stable wireless signal. between the mouse and computer by adaptively scanning the 2.4 GHz band, and then switching to the strongest signal. When the pad is connected, the mouse will never lose charge.

Both products also use Razer's Chroma lighting, which can be customized.

Here is the full feature list:

Razer Mamba HyperFlux

  • Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology
  • Razer Adaptive Frequency Technology
  • Mouse cable for use in wired mode without power mat
  • Razer 5G optical sensor with true 16,000 DPI
  • Up to 450 in. per sec. (IPS) / 50 G acceleration
  • Nine independently programmable Hyperesponse buttons
  • RazerTM Mechanical Mouse Switches
  • Gaming-grade tactile scroll wheel
  • Ergonomic right-handed design with enhanced rubber side grips
  • Razer ChromaTM lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
  • Approximate size: 124.7 mm / 4.90 in. (Length) X 70.1 mm / 2.75 in (Width) X 43.2 mm / 1.70in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 96 g / 0.211 lbs.
  • Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft. (for use of mouse in wired mode when away from Razer HyperFlux enabled wireless power mat)

Razer Firefly HyperFlux

  • Razer HyperFlux Wireless Power Technology
  • Dual hard and cloth mat surfaces
  • Optimized surface coating for highly responsive tracking
  • Razer ChromaTM lighting with 16.8 million customizable color options
  • Non-slip rubber base
  • Razer Synapse 3 (Beta) enabled
  • Approximate size: 355 mm / 13.97 in. (Length) X 282.5 mm / 11.12 in. (Width) X 12.9 mm / 0.50 in. (Height)
  • Approximate weight (excluding cable): 643 g / 1.41 lbs.
  • Approximate weight (including cable): 685 g / 1.51 lbs.
  • Cable length: 2.1 m / 6.89 ft.

The mouse and pad combo will sell for $249.99 / € 279.99, and will be available through Razer's official site and select retailers sometime in Q1 of this year.

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